Claire August (Intern) is an undergraduate student of literature and rhetoric who lives in Berlin, Germany. She has written in the past for the Offing, Rookie Mag, and Infinite Scroll Zine, as well as for other platforms. She previously worked as a poetry reader for the Blueshift Journal. One time, she won $5 on a scratch ticket, a fact to which she clings optimistically.
Darren Chang (Intern) is an undergraduate student at Cornell University, where he participates in intercollegiate policy debate and devours large quantities of ice cream. Academically, he is interested by the intersection of different cultural perspectives, especially Asian American and disability scholarship. You can also catch him reading memoirs and autobiographies, playing ping pong, and laughing at memes of his home state of Indiana.
Gillian Pelkonen (Intern) is a Long Island native pursuing a degree in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. Yes, there is a lot of snow, but it’s always the perfect weather for reading and writing. When she isn’t embarking on literary adventures or trying to manage her wild curls, you can find her eating lots veggies, playing the piano, or listening to inspirational speeches by Neil Gaiman. Visit her at www.gillianpelkonen.com.
Amie Souza Reilly (Writer) holds an M.A. in English Literature from Fordham University. She teaches at Norwalk Community College and Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and ten-year-old son. Her most recent work can be found in the New Engagement, Fiction Advocate, and Entropy, and she blogs here.
Meimei Xu (Intern) is a rising junior at the Westminster Schools. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Library of Congress. She works as an editor of her school's newspaper, The Westminster Bi-Line, and her school's literary magazine, Evolutions. Currently haunting the hills of Atlanta, GA, she has also made homes in Miami, Chicago, and Nanjing, China. Her ideal home, however, adopts the contours of the writing and art dearest to her heart.